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Is fragmentation killing Android in the enterprise?

Android may rule consumer smartphone shipments, but it’s getting trounced in the enterprise. So is Google’s new enterprise mobile security plan up to the task of raising Android's measly share of the enterprise? The answer may lie in the diversity of "the enterprise".

Liam Tung | 27 Feb | Read more

PM spruiks data retention as report blames Snowden for poor data sharing

“Strained” relationships between intelligence and business had impeded information sharing and compromised national security as a result, a report into Australia's counter terrorism capabilities has warned as Australian prime minister Tony Abbott stepped up his rhetoric about the need for data-retention legislation in a speech on national security this week.

David Braue | 24 Feb | Read more

The week in security: Data retention looms, Superfish gutted

Are your staff suitably trained to detect and ignore phishing spam? If not, you may want to revisit your policies: in the latest security embarrassment, banks in 30 countries have been systematically deprived of more than $US1 billion by cybercriminals due to what many are attributing to poor staff training around the handling of malware threats. Indeed, despite billions spent on security tools one study found that researchers were able to garner sensitive information in 88 percent of attempts just by using their eyes.

David Braue | 24 Feb | Read more

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Review: Mobile Device Management

With the rise of mobile computing -- first via laptops, then smartphones and now tablets -- the IT landscape changed within the enterprise. No more was IT just about the local network, WANs and security for desktops and servers: it now had to incorporate mobile devices, spanning all manner of manufacturers, operating systems, and platforms and to do so without compromising security. The sheer volume of devices and the different software they run is a natural antithesis to network security. Yet, these devices are integral to the way business works today, and so the IT department must adapt.

Ashton Mills | 20 May | Read more

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App Security- the great unspoken

There is no shortage of conversation around enterprise security. In light of some recent, high-profile hacking incidents, everyone’s talking about the importance of securing networks, data and devices in avoiding a worst case scenario of confidential customer or organisational information or IP being compromised. Interestingly, these conversations often neglect one vital component- the applications that operate on these systems and how their own vulnerabilities can bring down an organisations’ entire security strategy.

Mav Turner | 20 Feb | Read more

Sony Hack Attack

There’s been a lot of coverage recently around Sony Pictures and the hack attack which has placed Sony in the headlines for all the wrong reasons, with high volumes of sensitive company data stolen and posted online.

David Baker | 22 Dec | Read more

BYOD: Keep your ‘eyes on the enterprise’

Bring your own device (BYOD) will continue to shift the way employees interact with enterprise applications and information, which raises considerable security challenges to any organisation. We already know that these devices include tablets, including iOS and Android smartphones, “Wintel” laptops, but there are many devices we are yet to see.

Terry Steer | 19 Jul | Read more

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